Saturday, July 9, 2011

Thrifted Cross-Stitch Tablecloth


There is nothing better than a church basement rummage sale.  I found this tablecloth—that’s cross stitch on cotton, and it is immaculate—in a pile of old towels.  It cost 35 cents.  I know, right?  Here, look at the back:


Can you see that?  That’s the BACK!  This motif is just one corner detail, and there’s more like it all the way around the cloth, which is also expertly hemmed, by hand.  This thing is the work of a master needle crafter; I feel so lucky to have it.   Pass up the yard sales full of plastic baby furniture all you want, but if you see a sign for a church rummage sale, hit the brakes. 


  1. Oooo you lucky thing. I wish we had more jumble sales here!

  2. What a deal! That makes me want to jump in the car and look for sales.

  3. What a great find! I've always been told that the back of my cross-stitch work is neat, but certainly not that neat! :) Hope you are having a great day. Tammy

  4. Wow that is beautiful! You have to admire that workmanship - the back is immaculate. I think that's the best bargain I've ever seen. Have a fab week!